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before christmas, passenger trains are down outside of seattle. two mudslides hit the rails yesterday. one in the morning, the other just a few hours later. look at this. the second one taking out a freight train, derailing seven cars! it is going to take weeks, we're told to move those cars off the tracks. and of course get rid of the mud. meanwhile other freight trains have been rerouted but, earning pa trains, are being held tomorrow for safety reasons. jenna: here's something to cheer about especially this time of the year. a live look at atlanta's international airport as thousands of army privates are passing through as they break from basic training to head home for christmas. senior correspondent john roberts is live at jackson hartsfield international airport. maybe doing push upcontests as they get off the plane? >> reporter: drop and give me 50. jenna this is where it all happens at atlanta airport, uso claim where they well come vets coming from home. a plane came home from afghanistan via kuwait. battalion sized group of fresh-faced recruits from for the benning heading h
to fix it, from lawn moyers to lamps. ones in seattle we went to see meet once a month and everyone is well come. >> this is really rewarding to actually have success story coming out. and even the things that we don't actually succeed in fixing, this is actually learning experience, to get things taken apart and see how they function and see what is wrong with it. >> reporter: well the goal is really to do away with our throwaway society. instead of buying new items they hope to teach other that is the old ones can work just as well. in an economy like this probably a good thing. kelly: sounds like a really good deal. one man's junk become's another's treasure. does it cost anything to join? >> reporter: no. the suggested ad ismation is -- admission is five dollars to rent out the meeting space. they point out you save money and help you do and of course save the planet. >> everything has built in obsolescence and minute it breaks or, the minute the newest gadget comes out people have to get the new one and throw the old one away. we don't have to live like that. it is expensive. a
's a big trip. we went to seattle and we went to disneyland, which was most important. we traveled to kansas where my grandmother's family was from and went to chicago and went to yellowstone. and we took greyhound buses most of the time and we rented cars and we would stay at local motels or howard johnson's. and if there was a pool at one of these motels, even if it was just tiny, i would be very excited and the ice machine was exciting and the vending machine. i was really excited about that. but this is, at a time when you didn't have 600 stations and 24 hours worth of cartoons and so at night if the tv was on, it was what your parents decided to watch and my mother that summer would turn on the tv every night during this vacation and watch the watergate hearings. and i can't say that i understood everything that was being discussed but i knew the issues were important. i knew they spoke to some basic way about who we were and who we might be as americans. so slowly, during the course of this trip, which lasted about a month, some of this seeped into my head and the person who
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